CARPENDALE – Carpendale's Rails to Trails tunnel will be a part of the Mineral County Chamber of Commerce 7 C's promotion in the coming months.

By Ronda Wertman
Tribune Correspondent
CARPENDALE – Carpendale’s Rails to Trails tunnel will be a part of the Mineral County Chamber of Commerce 7 C’s promotion in the coming months.
John Lecky of the Mineral County Chamber of Commerce and Kevin Simon with Parks and Recreation recently visited Carpendale.
Mayor Butch Armentrout reported that the chamber is working to unify Mineral County, recognizing problems throughout the areas and working toward solutions.
Currently there are 21 events scheduled within seven districts in the county, including the Bluegrass Festival in Elk Garden and the Stone House Route 50 yard sale, both scheduled for May 19, Keyser Fest at the South End Park June 9, and Knobley Tunnel Day in Carpendale Aug. 4.
“If you can’t attend, make sure your neighbors know about it,” said Armentrout.
“We had a nice tour,” said Casey Lambert, who accompanied Lecky and Simon. “It’s a way to highlight the town.”
It was noted that the trail needs cleaned up for spring and Armentrout said that he is applying for a grant to resurface the trail and for additional lighting.  
In his police report, Ridgeley Police chief Jimmy Cummings announced that the department is working “to get ahead of four wheelers.”
He said that there has been more of a presence in Carpendale and traffic stops and that officers continue to target narcotics issues.
Residents are reminded of the upcoming election June 12 at the Holy Cross Church. Incumbent commissioner Diane Baker is on the ballot, facing former mayor Dwight “Casey” Lambert in the mayor’s race.
Armentrout is seeking to return to a seat on the council. Also vying for council seats are incumbent commissioners Barbara “Bobbie” Cover, Mary Jo Hinton, Clarence Murray and Virgil O’Neal, and newcomer Jodi Miller.